So I recently purchased a laptop. The first laptop I have ever personally owned, as previously all of my laptops have been owned by the day job–the day job which is just eight days away from being killed. Hence, the need for one. If anybody wants the boring story of how I determined what laptop to get, I’ll be glad to put you to sleep with it, but the gist of this post is this: I needed to name it.[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][ad#rightpost]
Names are important. I wanted something that would reflect its use as a tool for world domination and also have connotations of power and such-like. So I did what one does in this day in age–I threw the doors open to let other people give me ideas on Twitter, because I wasn’t coming up with anything that truly cranked my tractor. The hashtag #helpwidgenamehislaptop was born. I got a lot of great entries–and some of my favorites are reflected below–but the one that I felt truly nailed it for me was from our own artist-in-residence, Rox of Spazhouse: MORIARTY.
In fact, if you look closely in the pic up top–you might notice a certain Kevin O’Neill bit that’s my favorite panel from a certain kickass comic series. Yeah, that’s my desktop background now.
Thanks to everybody for participating. Hugs and espresso to everybody.
Honorable (and questionable) mentions go to:
- @yislash: Ash
@mightybill: Ultron 3.14
@Farrellk08: M.O.D.O.K. Mobile Operating system Designed Only for Komputing!
@MalloryDuVal: Cameron’s Dad
@evilbadman: Starbuck referencing portable Coffee, Moby Dick and BSG.
@chaosrunner: The Brain (Widge’s note: I would have to rename my desktop Monsieur Mallah)